A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 10, 2022
“I can’t afford a nice television, so I smoke weed and read the dictionary. High definition”

"High definition” has nothing to do with getting high and reading a dictionary, but there are jokes.

“RT @RickieJacobs These rappers try to take my recognition/ We smoke weed then read the dictionary for that HIGH definition” was posted on Twitter by JOY馃尃 on November 10, 2009. “For years, I believed that “High Definition” was a game where people smoked weed and read the dictionary” was posted on Twitter by Platypus Wisdom on October 6, 2010.

“I couldn’t afford a nice television, so I just smoked a ton of weed and read the dictionary. High definition” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on February 1, 2019. “I can’t afford a nice t.v. So, I just smoke a load of weed and read the dictionary. HIGH DEFINITION” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on February 28, 2022.


Wiktionary: high definition
Noun
high definition
(usually uncountable, plural high definitions)
1. (uncountable) Enhanced picture quality on a TV or any other display.
Synonym: HD
Coordinate terms: standard definition, FHD, UHD, QHD
2. (countable) A television or display device displaying images in an enhanced picture quality format or such images.

Twitter
JOY馃尃
@Joyriginal
RT @RickieJacobs These rappers try to take my recognition/ We smoke weed then read the dictionary for that HIGH definition
10:31 PM 路 Nov 10, 2009路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Platypus Wisdom
@DukbilPlatitude
For years, I believed that “High Definition” was a game where people smoked weed and read the dictionary.
2:58 PM 路 Oct 6, 2010路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
FORCE
@Yaw_Ambition
I miss the good old days when high definition just meant smoking weed and read the dictionary.
8:42 AM 路 Aug 7, 2011路Snaptu

Twitter
Mikey likes it!
@mikeym00n
Back in my day, High Definition was when you smoked weed and read the dictionary.
8:06 PM 路 Jan 9, 2013路Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Will Presti
@WillPresti
If we wanted high definition we smoked weed and read the dictionary. #HowOldAreYou
2:32 PM 路 Mar 28, 2014路Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/NerdLiftSleepRepeat February 1, 2019
I couldn’t afford a nice television, so I just smoked a ton of weed and read the dictionary.
High definition.

Twitter
stroy moyd
@StroyMoyd
Lol Lil Wayne be talking bout 鈥淚 smoke weed and read the dictionary..call it HIGH DEFINITION鈥
1:55 PM 路 Aug 11, 2019路Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/VERBERD February 28, 2022
I can’t afford a nice t.v.
So, I just smoke a load of weed and read the dictionary.
HIGH DEFINITION.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Thursday, March 10, 2022 • Permalink